Crockpot Balsamic Pot Roast with a rich balsamic gravy and carrots and potatoes.

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast with a rich balsamic glaze and tender fall apart beef, you'll LOVE this whole meat in one pot!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 522 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 pound chuck roast boneless
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon beef base (totally optional but it is awesome)
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 carrots chopped into 1? pieces (if you have room)
  • 12 baby gold potatoes (if you have room)
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  1. In a large pot or skillet add 2 tablespoons of canola oil oh high heat.
  2. Season the pot roast with the salt and pepper.
  3. Add the pot roast to the pan and brown on both sides, 3-5 minutes on each side.

  4. Add the meat to the slow cooker.
  5. Add the onions into the pan you browned the beef in and cook for 1-2 minutes.

  6. If you have space around the meat in the slow cooker add in some small potatoes and carrots.
  7. Top the beef with the onions, garlic, thyme and bay leaf.
  8. In a small cup add the beef base (if using) to the balsamic vinegar and whisk.
  9. Top the beef with the balsamic mixture, red wine and brown sugar.
  10. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

  11. Remove bay leaf before serving.
  12. To make the sauce into a glaze, strain the liquid out after it is done cooking.
  13. Spoon off the fat and discard.
  14. Add the remaining sauce to a small pan and cook in a saucepan on medium heat until thickened, about 8-10 minutes.

  15. If you want a stronger balsamic flavor, add in another 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar to the sauce before cooking it down in the saucepan.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 522 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 125mg42%
Sodium 653mg28%
Potassium 1555mg44%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 3080IU62%
Vitamin C 25.4mg31%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 10.7mg59%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.